A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.
Boston Funeral Home assisted with arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at bostonfuneralhome.net.
Mr. Clendenning was born April 25, 1920, in Meehan, a son of the late Arthur and Aileen (Nord) Clendenning. He attended local schools and Emerson High School.
He was inducted into the U.S. Air Force Jan. 10, 1942, and honorably discharged as master sergeant, crew chief with the 510 Bomb Squadron, 351 Bomb Group Sept. 28, 1945.
His service led him overseas for almost four years in Europe, Normandy and France. He supervised aircraft maintenance and major repair on many aircrafts, including the B17 bombers during World War II. He was awarded the Presidential Unit Badge, Good Conduct Medal, four overseas service badges and the European Middle Eastern Theater Service Medal. He and two brothers, Ray and Carl, while not stationed together, fought overseas during World War II.
He owned and operated several service stations. He received a national award for outstanding courtesy and best service to customers, including top sales for several years. He retired in 1985 after 45 years in the service station business, 21 at Northside Standard Service Station.
Survivors include two daughters, Betty Jane (Clark) Pallen, and Maggie MacArthur; one stepdaughter, Janice (Bill) Newby; two stepsons, Donald (Connie) Cote, and James Cote; one sister, Lorraine Bratt, Wyoming, Mich.; two grandchildren; many step-grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Diane Clendenning; five brothers, Bill, Ray, Floyd, Lyle, Carl; and one sister, Mabel Kussman.